U.S. Muslim leader compares America to Apartheid South Africa
A prominent American Muslim leader has deplored the ruling establishment in the United States, insisting that there is no democracy and human equality in the US.
Liberal Democrats in the US claim that they advocate the equality of all human beings but they do not consider themselves as equal to blacks, said the Imam of ‘Masjid Al-Islam’ mosque in southeast Washington DC, Abdul Alim Musa, during an address to a conference on the Occupy Wall Street movement at Iran’s Tehran University on Tuesday.
The American establishment has also oppressed native Indians, occupying and confiscating their lands, he added.
He likened the ruling system in the US to the former Apartheid regime of South Africa and the Zionist regime (Israel) in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The US is “dead” in political, cultural and military aspects, the Muslim leader and activist emphasized.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement began on September 17, 2011, when a group of young protesters occupied the financial district of New York City to protest wars in the Middle East, the US financial crisis and high bonuses for Wall Street executives.
The movement was born after about 150 people set up tents in New York's Zuccotti Park and has spread to major cities across the world.
According to the website occupyarrests.com, with the exception of the latest arrests, at least 6,319 Occupy protesters have been apprehended since the emergence of the movement.
Musa, who is also a member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT), also lashed out at American officials for making efforts to spread Islamophobia across the globe but insisted that they would never achieve their wicked objectives on the issue.
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